Idaho State Journal, 09/12/12
POCATELLO — DaNoma Lish, 92, passed away at her residence on Sunday, August 9, 2012, from natural causes.
She was born in Soda Springs, Idaho, on December 10, 1919, the daughter of Alvin and Madeline (Skinner) Monroe. Born and raised on eight mile in Soda Springs, she was the second of eight children. She attended high school in Soda Springs and received a bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University.
DaNoma married Leland Elmer Lish on August 6, 1950, in Pocatello. They were sealed for time and eternity on June 26, 1951, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Prior to her marriage she taught elementary school for 11 years in small school districts throughout Southern Idaho. She then taught for 22 years in Pocatello School District No. 25.
DaNoma was a charter member of Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Teacher’s Society; inducted into First Idaho State 4-H Hall of Fame; and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. She and Leland served an 18-month service mission at the Bishop’s Storehouse and she also served in various ward and stake leadership positions.
She was a 4-H leader for over 45 years with home economics clubs, where she affected the lives of scores of members; she loved to perform service in church; met wonderful friends square dancing; worked with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts; volunteered in local schools after retirement; loved all types of homemaking and handicrafts; gave homemade gifts to friends and family. She dearly loved spending time in Island Park, Idaho, with all her friends there. She loved all time spent with family, especially with her children and grandchildren around.
She is survived by her daughter, LeeAnne Lish of Pocatello; son, Randy (Lynette) Lish of American Fork, Utah; son, Doryl (Anita - deceased) Lish of American Fork, Utah; “adopted” daughter, Bobette Finch of Pocatello; sister, Verda Empey of Soda Springs, Idaho; sister, Leatha Moore of Parma, Idaho; eight grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. DaNoma was preceded in death by her husband Leland, her parents, sister, Violet Pugmire, brother, Melvin Monroe, brother, Donald (Don) Monroe, sister, Marlene Monroe, sister, Dormilee Monroe and stepdaughter, Arlene Edwards.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2012, at the Pocatello LDS Third Ward Chapel, 225 Oakwood Drive, Pocatello. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. Fourth Ave., and also one hour prior to the funeral at the church Friday. Burial will follow services at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to the Beta Chapter (Delta Kappa Gamma) Scholarship Fund, c/o Rita Haggardt, 2037 E. Lewis, Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www. Colonial-FuneralHome.com .